9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

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Atlanta
— 1 night
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Gatlinburg
— 1 night
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Roanoke
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly to Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport, Drive to Pembroke Pines

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Atlanta

— 1 night

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): hike along Silver Comet Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, then admire the natural beauty at Atlanta Botanical Garden, and finally stop by Little Five Points.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Atlanta visit planner.

Pembroke Pines to Atlanta is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Pembroke Pines in December, expect Atlanta to be colder, temps between 59°F and 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Gatlinburg

— 1 night

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Big Top Arcade, then take in the dramatic scenery at Laurel Falls, then cruise along Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook, and finally get in on the family fun at Rowdy Bear Mountain.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Gatlinburg trip website.

Traveling by car from Atlanta to Gatlinburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and car. Traveling from Atlanta in December, expect Gatlinburg to be slightly colder, temps between 53°F and 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Roanoke.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Roanoke

— 1 night
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Bottom Creek Gorge, look for gifts at Chocolatepaper, then look for all kinds of wild species at Read Mountain Preserve, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at The Little Gallery, then explore the striking landscape of George Washington & Jefferson National Forests, then identify plant and animal life at Falls Ridge Preserve, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Roanoke takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in December, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Roanoke

Parks · Wildlife · Spas · Nature

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 3 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Attractions like Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and U.S. National Arboretum make great kid-friendly stops. Step off the beaten path and head to Smithsonian American Art Museum and Meadowlark Botanical Garden. Step out of Washington DC to go to Potomac and see Billy Goat Trail, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Washington DC online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Roanoke to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in December, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.